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Easy BI Solutions - InetSoft offers a BI Solution for dashboards, analysis, and reporting that is easy, agile, and robust. InetSoft's flagship product, Style Intelligence, includes highly interactive and visually compelling HTML5-based interfaces and a sophisticated charting engine for multi-dimensional visual analysis, scorecards, and KPI dashboards...

Easy Data Mining - Cutting costs and increasing revenue is an established goal for all businesses. In order to accomplish this, data must be collected and then analyzed for any readjustments that must be made. That's where data mining comes in handy. So the question is what is data mining and how can it help? Data mining is the process of finding patterns, trends, and relationships by interpreting raw data into meaningful information. This information can then be used effectively to make key decisions and/or predictions on future sales, inventory levels, customer response, etc. 'Mining' data requires sifting through a diverse field of relational databases for market research, report creation, and report analysis. This in turn can be used to sort and summarize any relations that are derived...

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Easy to Use BI Tools - Back on the end of easy to use BI tools, you have more of a search driven interface which is very exploratory and allows for a minimal level of analytics, but it is extremely accessible. There is another type of interface that our customers use which is an interactive dashboard. An interactive dashboard is basically taking a dashboard which is one of the easiest most digestible forms of information in the BI realm and adding self-service access through a keyword search box with fast navigation. Some of those modes are borrowed from the search world. You really get a kind of a managed simple self-service experience. When you have a BI platform the best case supports this broad spectrum of access modes. So I’ll get to that little bit later on the discussion. The principle user of a BI system is a nontechnical user. But these users do have business process acumen. So often times they’re aware of the types of data that’s available, but they’re not necessarily fluent or cognizant of the language necessary to manipulate it. So if you look at visual tools there’s that bridge that crosses the chasm from not being able to understand access to that information...

Embedded Business Intelligence - Business is an ever evolving field. As technology gets more sophisticated and the times change, businesses must adapt. They must not only adapt they way they conduct their business, however, but also the way they track it. Today, there exist three categories of business intelligence software: standalone, integrated, and embedded...

Embedded Business Intelligence Trends - What we are going to be talking about is a concept of embedded business intelligence, where analytical capability is integrated or as a module or extension within other software applications. What you are going to hear really is two different perspectives around the value of embedded BI, so you will hear the end user perspective of why BI matters and why companies are taking this type of embedded approach. Really, my hope is that you will be able to draw analogies to your own organizations and your own toolsets to understand how BI in these types of analytical capabilities might be able to make a significant impact on the way that you do business...

Embedding BI in a Cloud Application - InetSoft's technology is very well-suited for deployment in a cloud environment, whether it be an OEM scenario or an internal enterprise deployment. The company’s primary application has been designed from the ground up as a Web-based server application so it naturally integrates with other Web-based solutions. In addition, the application’s infrastructure has been designed to scale up based on distributed computing principles, just as cloud computing has been. Lastly, a major part of InetSoft's business comes from SaaS providers who integrate the entire business intelligence platform or the visualization or publishing component of the BI application in their cloud-based offerings. The architecture of InetSoft's business intelligence application, Style Intelligence, is based on SOA and Java, so it delivers an embedding and integration ready platform perfectly suited for other Web-based applications...

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Employment of Mobile Business Intelligence - One of the anecdotes that I often hear is that employees are bringing their own personal mobile devices to work and requesting or even demanding that corporate IT provide them with access to data. I expect some of you have been in that situation either as a user or as a member of corporate IT. You also hear people talk about the democratization of data and making data available to everyone, and not just a select few...

Embedding BI Software into Web Based Applications - And then a few other points about the platform, some things I already mentioned but security and permissions, we really offer strong granularity there. Like I’ve already mentioned before whether it be an ISV or an enterprise portal integrating us, embedding our BI software into any web based application is a major strength of ours. Attendee: Okay. Presenter: Talking about our history, we have over 120 full time employees in two countries. We have a broad based customer portfolio based on the horizontal solution. It’s not a vertical one. We serve all kinds of different market segments, and more well-known customer logos are shown here. Attendee: Okay. How about a geographies? I mean I assume most customers are in America, but you do a lot of work in EMEA? Presenter: Yeah we are global although, yeah, probably two-thirds of businesses is in North America. Attendee: Okay. Presenter: Whatever those developed markets need, it's just pretty much what works for a few countries. Attendee: Yeah. This would be great. Presenter: Okay. So now, I’m going to pass over control to Katie. Attendee: Perfect...

Enterprise BI Tool - Are you looking for the best enterprise BI tools? Since 1996 InetSoft has been making BI software that is easy to deploy and easy to use. Build self-service oriented dashboards and visual analyses quickly. InetSoft's data mashup engine solves the data access and transformation challenges that other tools cannot. View a demo and download one of our applications for free...

Enterprise-wide BI Deployments - I think in the past, BI really has been deployed departmentally. But increasingly, it is being treated as an enterprise application. Organizations are recognizing that business intelligence really is that important. I think BI should be treated as an enterprise solution and I hope that’s the way, the direction the industry continues to move in. Even if you are just getting started, make sure that you have a big vision of where you want to take BI in your company. But absolutely, start small to learn about the different facets of business intelligence, to understand the challenges not only from a technical point of view but also from an organization and political point of view, and take that one application that could be a big win in terms of the value added to the department or to the company or perhaps solving a current pain. And beyond that, make sure that your project is jointly staffed by IT and business experts, and make sure you get that executive-level sponsorship. So maybe for one prototype or one initial application, you won't have executive-level sponsorship. But when you have success with that first application, make sure then you engage that executive of that business unit or that department to become your champion to engage other business units...

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Enterprises Are Moving to Self-service BI - Absolutely, we are seeing that. And there are many reasons for that, and we will definitely come back to all of them, but I think the main one is that even though we have been talking about the business and IT alignment in most of these application segments, business intelligence specifically has been the most challenging. And I think this slide that you see in front of you probably shows that very well because if we think about the different objectives, different priorities, different goals from businesspeople and their IT counterparts, as you can see, they don’t really always align very easily. They actually pull us in completely different directions. So if we think about something like an ability to react to ever-changing business requirements, obviously the world doesn’t stand still, and every day you have a new competitive threat, or you have new merger-and-acquisition activity. So businesses need to react on a dime to be able to address all of these changing conditions and be able to analyze them...

Equities BI Use Case - A similar business story holds for Equities. Here it’s not as much an issue of pricing but quickly recognizing order-processing problems and increasing order-share volume. With newer trading venues, Buy-side banks can get their orders filled quicker than ever before; large orders are now sliced, diced and submitted as smaller orders for execution. This execution method has established better average-pricing returns for Buy-side customers (depending on the Algorithm used and its performance against the market). At the same time, Sell-side banks have provided their top customers with lightweight trading platforms to place and monitor their orders and executions. This gives the Buy-side customer the ability to choose their own execution strategy without broker assistance, yielding additional commission savings to the Buy-side client. Buy-side banks now have clear visibility into the Sell-side’s execution operations along with the performance and availability of their underlying IT systems. As a consequence the Buy-side often knows about a problem before the Sell-side does...

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